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Scientists were able to isolate the oldest human DNA yet, they announced today, but the 400,000-year-old genome sequence actually prompted more questions than it answered.
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Peak Ron Burgundy fatigue will have to be delayed: Will Ferrell's hour-long in-character SportsCenter hosting bid has been cancelled. Blame the sexual assault investigation of a college football player.
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And I've been waiting for this moment for all my life.
Dec 3, 2013 10:54PM ET
Wienerschnitzel, a hot dog franchise based mostly in the Western United States, is now a part of our shared history.
Dec 3, 2013 9:22PM ET
It seems like only yesterday that we were mourning the death of print media with the announcement that New York was cutting back to a biweekly publishing schedule. Perhaps those tears were premature: Newsweek is coming back.
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Dec 3, 2013 8:34PM ET
Can plants grow on the moon? Well, no. At least, not yet. NASA hopes to change that in 2015, when it sends a bunch of seeds to the surface of the moon to see if those seeds will germinate and grow in lunar gravity and radiation.
Dec 3, 2013 7:51PM ET
The GIF Pronunciation Wars are over. Alex Trebek, the oracle of these modern times, has weighed in on tonight's "Jeopardy." It's "jif." With a soft "g." And you know it's serious because this wasn't for any regular old "Jeopardy" question -- it was Final Jeopardy.
Dec 2, 2013 11:27PM ET
Sometime over the last few months --Franklin County, Kentucky sheriff Pat Melton isn't sure when -- a thief or even multiple thieves stole $26,000 worth of Pappy Van Winkle's bourbon from a Frankfort distillery. And Melton won't rest until he finds the culprit(s).
Dec 2, 2013 10:02PM ET
The average amount paid to hospitals and doctors combined for the treatment of a cut finger ranges from $790 in New England to $1,377 in Washington, Oregon and California. It's $893 in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes New York.
Dec 2, 2013 8:38PM ET
Michelle Shepherd reportedly joked that Alabama's loss wasn't as bad as the Miami Heat's. For this, Shepherd's sister said, she was killed.
Dec 1, 2013 10:39PM ET
Joe Jonas talked about his "Life As a Jonas Brother" in this week's New York Magazine, and, aside from (and in spite of) all of his fame and money at the tender age of 24, he comes across like a pretty normal guy.
Dec 1, 2013 9:08PM ET
Crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford took in a game of sport today, stopping by the NFL's big Toronto game to watch the Buffalo Bills play the Atlanta Falcons.
Dec 1, 2013 8:14PM ET
When the great Machine-Human War of 2025 commences, those of us who survive (who will be few in number) can point to this 60 Minutes broadcast as the beginning of the end of humanity.
Dec 1, 2013 5:23PM ET
Croatia, the newest member nation of the European Union, is also the latest country to ban gay marriage. A majority of Croats have voted to amend the country's constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.
Dec 1, 2013 4:23PM ET
The Smithsonian National Zoo's baby panda turned 100 days old today! And, in accordance with Chinese tradition, she got a name.
Nov 26, 2013 10:16PM ET
Just when you thought Alec Baldwin couldn't get any more hateful, the ever-reasonable, even-keeled actor is blaming his MSNBC show's cancellation on his anger issues, for which he will soon be seeking treatment. Just kidding! He blamed the gays.
Nov 26, 2013 9:18PM ET
For obvious reasons, the vast majority of a gynecologist's patients are women. But not all! It turns out that gynecologists also treat men.
Nov 26, 2013 8:21PM ET
Edgar Jimenez Lugo, or "El Ponchis," is an admitted member of Mexico's Beltran Leyva drug cartel and a four-time murderer. And, as of early this morning, he's a free man. Although he's not really a man; at 17, he's still a year shy of adulthood.
Nov 25, 2013 11:16PM ET
In the further wacky adventures of John McAfee, Eccentric Millionaire, our hero has been accused of stalking his apartment building's assistant manager and claims he now lives in Montreal. Your turn, Canada!
Nov 25, 2013 9:48PM ET
You'd think that Chelsea Manning doesn't have much to be thankful for this year. You'd be wrong.
Nov 25, 2013 8:56PM ET
George Zimmerman dropped his public defender for a private attorney today. His new lawyer, Jayne Weintraub, should know her client pretty well; she was a commentator on CNN and HLN during his murder trial.
Nov 24, 2013 11:19PM ET
Depending on what you read, Michael Needham, the 31-year-old CEO of Heritage Foundation's Action arm, is the best or the worst thing to happen to conservative politics in decades.
Nov 24, 2013 9:16PM ET
Something's wrong: A family in another country has the world record in conspicuous consumption and light pollution.
Nov 24, 2013 8:18PM ET
In what could be the best publicity stunt yet for Anchorman 2 so far (and there have been some great ones), Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy is going to Winnipeg to cover curling.
Nov 21, 2013 10:49PM ET
Three San Jose State University students were charged with hate crimes for bullying their black roommate with Nazi symbols, racial slurs, Confederate flags and a bicycle lock, which they stuck around his neck. They said they were just playing "pranks." They also blamed a fish.
Nov 21, 2013 8:35PM ET
A few weeks ago, Fox seemed determined to keep the lowest-rated of its new shows on the air, picking it up for a full season. Now it's replacing it with Glee.
Nov 21, 2013 7:55PM ET
Costco has apologized to all of God's creatures for selling Bibles labeled "fiction," chalking it up to a mistake made by a distributor, who, unlike Jesus, was not infallible.
Nov 20, 2013 11:07PM ET
After months of longlists, shortlists, and a strange tie-in with msnbc's Morning Joe, the National Book Award winners were finally announced tonight. Here they are!
Nov 20, 2013 8:37PM ET
Ever felt like your daily commute was lacking a connection to failed vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin? Well, you're in luck! Her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska is selling the SUV it purchased for her in 1999 when she was its mayor on eBay.
Nov 20, 2013 8:02PM ET
A 500 pound Frenchman's travel odyssey is nearly over, after he spent two weeks stranded in Chicago when the airline that flew him there refused to fly him back.